Texts and Technology is a rigorous interdisciplinary doctoral program that trains students to critique, invent, and apply information practices in relation to emergent media in and beyond the humanities.


Integrating fields such as writing, rhetoric, philosophy, technical communication, and history with digital methods and practices in coding, gaming, and archiving, the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program supports engagement with digital practices in the dialectical, rhetorical, procedural, and critical-cultural fields.

Furthermore, students engage with the political, social, and philosophical dimensions of this work, dealing with gender, race, power, ethics, and related concerns.

Graduates have developed rich knowledge of the practices, applications, history and theories of information practices and are trained to conduct primary research related to a broad range of topics. Diverse student projects have focused on textuality, visuality, the arts, science communication, history, city planning, forensics, community activism, mapping, memory, universal access, medical rhetoric, gaming, folklore, food, and war.